Europeans disingenuous on extraordinary rendition

Former Secretary of State Colin Powell reacted to European government outrage over extraordinary rendition in an interview with Sir David Frost on BBC World:

There’s a little bit of the movie Casablanca in this, where, you know, the inspector says ‘I’m shocked, shocked that this kind of thing takes place’.

Well, most of our European friends cannot be shocked that this kind of thing takes place… The fact that we have, over the years, had procedures in place that would deal with people who are responsible for terrorist activities, or suspected of terrorist activities, and so the thing that is called rendition is not something that is new or unknown to my European friends.

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